- Article by: Troy Akers
- Posted: 10/18/2011
YouTube is a very easy place for any sort of artist to waltz through and be the biggest singer or pro-serenader, but for many YouTube stars, the moment from the comfort of the computer screen to their own musical tour can make or break them.
That’s the challenge pop video phenomenon Tyler Ward recently set out on, and it landed him at Rocketown this past Saturday.
Playing to a crowd at near capacity, Ward sang his songs to a room filled to the brim with teenage girls and a mix of older men … who undoubtedly were their fathers.
Ward played to the crowd with a medley of cover songs that have definitely aided in his success. The moment he started to shine, however, was in his growing list of originals.
Here he was, playing to a room of teenage fans, none of whom he had ever met, and they were all singing, word-for-word, every song, something not even the biggest label project can always accomplish, even after hundreds of thousands of dollars in marketing.
All of this was the result of one video, uploaded from Ward’s own computer … in his own basement.
Tyler's full setlist:
CAN'T LIE GET HIGH
BLACK AND YELLOW
FULL BAND MONTAGE